XML signing : Java Glossary

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XML signing
You would think XML (extensible Markup Language) would be a nightmare for digital signing, with its variable amounts of whitespace, and variable newline characters and lax attitude toward the encoding, but there are a number of ways of digitally signing XML files to that the receiver can be sure the file/message came from who claims to send it, and that it was not tampered with. Obviously the sender and receiver must agree on which scheme to use. Some of the schemes I know about are:

I have not studied these deeply enough to know if some of them are just different names for the same scheme.

Learning More

Oracle’s Technote Guide on Java XML Digital Signature API : Not Oasis-style : available:

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